Movie on the hostage crises
soon to be released by Paramount
Paramount studios and producer Scott Rudin have signed an
agreement for a film adaptation of the book "GUESTS
OF THE AYATOLLAH", written by Mark Bowden who is
also the author of BLACK HAWK DOWN ( film adaptation
direced by Ridley Scott) . The book is due in 2005.
Paramount and Rudin will be making the first feature film
based on this issue according to Variety magazine.
On november 4th 1979, 52 Americans were taken hostage at the
American Embassy in Teheran by Islamic students asking for the Shah of
Iran's extradition from the United States. Six Americans took refuge
at the Canadian Embassy. The Carter Presidency tried to save the
hostages after a disastrous attempt and the Hostages were released
after 444 days in january 1981. The crisis led to the election of
President Ronald Reagan which put an end to the ordeal.